Crysis 3 Graphics Comparison - PS3 vs PC vs 360

IGN - We compare the platforms that Crysis 3 has been released on in this graphic comparison looking at the PS3, PC, and 360.

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T9001916d ago

PC looks sharp while both console versions look blurry. Probably because the consoles are running in sub hd.

ziggurcat1915d ago

obviously the PC version is going to look better...

and how is 720p sub HD?

konnerbllb1915d ago

It's not native, it's upscaled.

Welshy1915d ago

At this point we still care? Seriously?

Anyone with half a brain knows by now that Ultra PC setting will look better than PS360, that's just common sense now.

Dylila1915d ago Show
brich2331915d ago

720p is Sub HD
1080p is FULL HD

JasonXS121915d ago

@Dylila To me it's not that the PS4 embarrassed PCs it's just that the games embarrass PC. It's up to developers to create the game and if developers are just porting some half ass game from console to PC of course it's going to be limited and look like crap compared to if it was PC exclusive with real effort placed into the game. We all know that a game built 100% for PC would have to be dumbed down just to run on a console. I'm sure Killzone would run amazingly on PC if ported right but if it was built for PC then it could be so much more.

PC hardware surpasses consoles. Even if the PS4 is next-gen technology, the hardware is still relatively mid range this gen. It's also because of pricing.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1915d ago (Edited 1915d ago )

Can't wait to see pc games without 7 year console holding it back and also ps4 is x86 so great for pc and ps4. Lets hope 720 will not hold everyone back.
Also Dylila is crazy.. BF3 looks better than kilzone..

and is 64 player on a huge map.

yeah and is a 2011 game.

ritsuka6661915d ago

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You are typical Ps3 fanboy. Please stop give a bad name for Sony.

inveni01915d ago

Hurry up and get here, PS4.

Braid1915d ago (Edited 1915d ago )


Good luck with that. I have the same graphics card that's used on the PS4 (7850) and 8 gigs of DDR3 RAM plus 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM on the GPU, not only my PC struggles to run Crysis 3 at max settings but also I have yet to see a game with an extreme visual fidelity like Killzone Shadow Fall on my system.

Crysis 3 is a gorgeous looking game but it's not a next-gen title. I'm sure Crytek can do wonders with PS4 but people claiming that Crysis 3 looks better than Shadow Fall are either in denial or have terrible visual senses. Crysis 3 is basically Crysis 2 on steroids while KZ Shadow Fall has a never seen before geometry detail, view distance and millions of polygons all over the place. Hell, even the bricks on the ground are perfectly modelled, it's not your tpyical tesselated/parallax mapped objects. You really can not compare ANY current-gen game with that, that's simply another league and a step forward to CGI-quality graphcis.

I know PC gamers have been messing around with DX11 visual effects for a long while now as I tend to have a good gaming rig right next to my consoles as well, but next-gen games are more than that. I know they look kind of similar to PC gamers as you're familiar with those effects already but the devil is in the details, not in the effects. People comparing Crysis 3 with next-gen games are actually comparing apples to oranges, I'm afraid.

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karlowma1915d ago

It's the low res textures that make the console versions look like trash relative to the PC release.

black9111915d ago (Edited 1915d ago )

The 360 has held the PS3 back "ALOT" This Gen. Not anymore with PS4!!!!

mwjw6961915d ago

@black911 The PS3 held the PS3 back this Gen.

PS: Its A LOT not "ALOT"... Sony fanboys on this site.

akaakaaka1915d ago

I can't believe KZSF and every next gen game showed on the 20th has open my eyes! even BF3 running on Ultra high look ugly now!
I understand you PC gamer's now! but know you are been the one who can't see the true!
KZSF is miles ahead and don't hate the game or the PS4 be a gamer!

classic2001915d ago


Perjoss1915d ago

Yeah lets compare a game that has had 1 sneak peek video released with a game that's finished and on shelves.


RyuCloudStrife1915d ago

I still cannot justify spending so much money on a "rig" for the improvement I see on PC....

TruthbeTold1915d ago

Funny thing is, that's what a lot of people will say about the difference between Wii U and PS4.

Beyond a certain point graphics-wise, the dollars spent just don't justify the on screen difference.

xPhearR3dx1915d ago (Edited 1915d ago )

This video is a horrible representation of what the PC version actually looks like. Here's some screens of the game maxed out running at 1080p (Click the gear to show full resolution). Even these screens don't do the game justice as it looks even better depending on what type of TV/Monitor you're using. That, and seeing it run in real-time.

Oh, and this pic. Yeah, doesn't look ANYTHING close to this on consoles.

Statix1915d ago (Edited 1915d ago )


Shows how amazing Beyond: Two Souls's faces look on PS3, considering it's running on 7-year old hardware.

What's even more amazing is that the PS4 will shame this level of facial detail! It's going to be crazy to see what Quantic Dream and other developers achieve in the coming years.

LKHGFDSA1915d ago

TruthbeTold, how can that be so when we haven't seen the price of the PS4. You fuckwit.
Wii U is $430 RRP. I highly doubt the PS4 will be much more than that. (Especially considering Sony said they want the price reasonable.)

Triggytrolls1914d ago

Games look a lot better.
Games are cheaper.

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LackTrue4K1915d ago

see, this is what i always talk about with Crysis.
its all about the looks of the game.....
back and forth, back and forth about what looks better.
yes we all know it looks great (on pc, cuz on ps3...that thing is a joke)!!!

but lack of gameplay really missing...this game is given to much attention then it should.

CryofSilence1915d ago

It probably doesn't help that this video is sub HD and internet compressed. ;P

scott1821915d ago

It's starnge, I was expecting the PC version to look way better. It looks better but not to the level I was thinking it would.

Autodidactdystopia1915d ago

please internets catch up to the fact that youtube and other streaming sites compress about 80 percent of the original quality out of videos that you upload. :(

It does look better you just cant see that it looks better due to compression.

Statix1915d ago

I think the console versions are looking pretty good considering they're 7-year old hardware. Aside from some extra blurriness, they look rather similar.

Tyre1915d ago

Crysis 3 is by far the best looking game on the Xbox 360, period. PC will always look better. These comparisons are useless...U need to compare Crysis 3 console version to other console games. Anyways Crytek did a marvellous job on all platforms. Why do people need to bash this game? Everbody should have played this game without prejudice....u will be convinced of it's excellence. Crytek is way beyond most console games...remember EVERYTHING IS REALTIME all the time no pre-baked shadows/lightning/all scenes and backgrounds are realtime objects no paintings as BG. Wake the f up...This game is unprecedented on consoles!!!

Psn8001914d ago

They have done a great job on the consoles too .

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greenpowerz1915d ago

You're joking right? Only on N4G. I could see that the PS3 version seemed lowest res even on the 360 web browser and that's saying a lot.

N0S3LFESTEEM1915d ago

PS3 and 360 both look like mud... 360 less so.

greenpowerz1915d ago (Edited 1915d ago )

Never said anything different ;)

I just hope you didn't disagree when we agree.

I think crytek will have a say in the specs of the 720 just as epic did with the 360. Crytek and MSFT have been working together in the background for a couple of years now.

scott1821915d ago

I couldn't see any difference between the ps3 and 360. PC looked a bit sharper to me. I think they hyped the graphics of crysis 3 up so much I was expecting more on the PC version. Crysis 1 looks better to me.

ALLWRONG1915d ago

Would you like to borrow my glasses?

brettyd1915d ago

360 definitely looks the best, obvious....

MuhammadJA1915d ago

People doesn't get sarcasm.

RedDeadLB1915d ago

In all honesty neither version looks that distinctly better than the other except the higher resolution the PC provides. Everything else is just not significant enough of a difference. I'd take the version that plays best.

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